Citizen Kane (1941)


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Genres:    Drama | Mystery

Country:  USA

Language:  English | German

Runtime:  1h 59min

Director:   Orson Welles

Producer: Hal B. Wallis

Writers:  Herman J. Mankiewicz (original screen play), Orson Welles (original screen play)

Stars:   Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore

Taglines:  Radio’s Most Dynamic Artist . . The Man At Whose Voice A Nation Trembled . . . Now the screen’s most exciting NEW star ! ORSON WELLES in the picture Hollywood said he’d never make.

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Storyline:  A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoken by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: “Rosebud”. The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane’s life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane’s life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man’s rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the top of the world.



As Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) dies, his last word is “Rosebud.” Reporter Jerry Thompson is sent to find out who Kane really was and what Rosebud means. He meets with five different people who were important in Kane’s life — from the man who raised Kane to his second wife — to try to understand the small mystery of Kane’s last word and the larger mystery of the man who was capable of both integrity and corruption, and who seemed to have no sense of peace or happiness. Thompson delves into Kane’s decision to buy a newspaper and its rise to an influential chain; his marriage to the niece of a president and his own ambition for public office; his affair with an aspiring opera singer. While the characters never reveal the meaning of “Rosebud,” the viewer is permitted to solve that mystery. But the answer only proves that there are never any simple answers to the complexity of the human spirit.

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